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State Fair Tickets Go On Sale Thursday


The wait is over: Admission tickets and parking for the 2023 Great New York State Fair will go on sale Thursday at 9 a.m. through The Fair’s exclusive online ticket seller, Etix. Tickets will cost $6 and parking will cost $10. In addition, a Frequent Fairgoer ticket option will be available for $20.

Admission is free for those who are 65 years old and older, and children 12 years old and under.

The Fair is introducing a new option for those who attend The Fair regularly. A Frequent Fairgoer ticket will be available for a $20 online purchase. Geared toward those who are planning to be at The Fair at least four days out of The Fair’s 13-day period, the Frequent Fairgoer option allows the ticket holder to enter The Fair once a day, every day during The Fair. This ticket is non-transferable, and available exclusively online.

“When you think about who comes to The Fair in terms of age demographics, almost half of our attendees get in for free. Then, once they’re here, all of The Fair’s entertainment is included. What a deal!” said Interim Fair Director Sean Hennessey. “Everywhere you look there is something to do! Whether it’s the new, exciting, and interactive DINOSAUR EXHIBITION, the beloved traditions of viewing the Butter Sculpture and Sand Sculpture, or observing a handful of the dozens of animal competitions hosted here every day, there is so much to look forward to. And, if you think you’re going to come more than three times during The Fair’s 13-day run, the Frequent Fairgoer provides a great option too.”

Tickets will only be sold online, in advance, and during the Fair. There are three ways to buy tickets: In advance online, over the phone, and in-person during the Fair at all gates through electronic kiosks.

  • Online: The link to purchase tickets will go live at 9:00 am, Thursday, July 27, at NYSFair.NY.Gov.
  • Over the Phone: Starting Thursday, tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling Etix toll-free at 1-800-514-3849 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
  • At the Gate: During the 13-days that the Great New York State Fair will be held –starting Wednesday, August 23 – kiosks positioned at all gates will be used for electronic ticket purchases. To minimize waiting time for the kiosks, large signs featuring QR codes will signal to fairgoers to visit the Fair’s website to purchase tickets.

The New York State Fair begins on Wednesday, August 23 and continues through Labor Day, September 4.

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